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Avoid keeping adding numbers in headings in Google Docs

I am using a modified version taken from this useful answer to get numbers in my Google Docs Header 2: function myFunction() { var pars = DocumentApp.getActiveDocument().getParagraphs(); var ...
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Auto add a row based off a check box

I'm a new user to Sheets! I'm reaching out for help on a problem that I have with trying to create row. I've read a ton of blogs, and watched more Youtube videos than I care to admit without finding a ...
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Telling Google which image on a page to use in its preview in Google Docs

If you add a URL to a Google Doc and then hover over it a preview of the page is displayed including an image from the page displayed as a thumbnail. Is there an html tag I can use to suggest to ...
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Have to get access to my database

Here is the I got: Error linking spreadsheets. Make sure you have access to the sheet you're trying to import from. Have can I have access to my DAtaBase spreadsheet. I am importing my contacts to my ...
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You've reached the document limit for comments

We are writing a scientific article with the current character count of 135,332 and no active comments or suggestions. Since yesterday, any attempt to make a comment or suggestion leads to this popup: ...
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Google doc - gmail signature creation issue

I have a small issue which i cannot seem to solve. Through google doc i want to make a signature with 2 colomns. Which is no issue. However to the left of my image is a space leading space i guess. ...
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Google Docs Gives a Strange Popup

On a mac computer, when I press Option+Shift+C while on a google doc, I get a strange warning saying: "Are you sure you want to cancel your recording? You cannot get your video back after you do ...
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How to ask sub questions in google docs

I have already searched the internet for this but I'm getting solutions for only google forms and not google docs. I'm trying to create a simple MCQ paper that looks like this... Question one a. opt-...
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Google Docs adds rows before and after a table within a table

When I make a table within another table cell on Google Docs, it automatically adds a row before the inner table and another after and I can't seem to delete them. I can try to change the row's font ...
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Multiple Gsheets data querys

Hey all so I currently have 3 Gsheets. 2 are sql imports with the below tables. The goal is to get the information based off a Type Id 28353 into my Master sheet. The plan is to get all values from ...
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Unable to use Google Docs URL invite action in new URL to invite user to a copy of a document

I have created a google sheets document that I am wanting to send out to a number of users for them to make copies of, share back with me and then edit themselves. I am using the largely under ...
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Arrange Google Sheet Responses separated by commas into either a numbered or bulleted list

I have a google sheet with google form checkbox responses that are separated by commas. I would like these responses displayed as either numbered or bulleted lists. Responses currently look like this: ...
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Google Sheets IFS Text result based on multiple conditions FIX & SORT

I'm very new to Google Sheets and I'm trying to make find the correct formula for a text result based on multiple conditions, here is my best crack at it: =arrayformula(IFS(B9:B="",V9:V=&...
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How to select text to be unprintable

I would like to select text in the header to NOT be printed? This text happens to be a URL, however, it would be nice to be able to apply this to any text. How can this be accomplished?
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Does removing a user from a Google doc remove their comments?

I am editing a document on Google Docs, and I've shared it with a few users. I would now like to remove those users from the list of users that the document has been shared with, but I don't want to ...
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Does a Google Doc's Version History count against your Storage Quota?

Google Drive recently changed their policy so that Google Docs count against your storage quota. Google Docs, by default, keeps a detailed version history of your document, so my question is whether ...
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Is there a way to automatically change the text colour of English words in Google Docs?

I've been adding the meanings to all the French words on my google doc, and, to avoid confusing myself I change the text colour of all the English words. However, it's a pain to go through and change ...
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How to escape markup characters in Google Docs comments?

When you make a comment in Google Docs, it helpfully treats sandwiched characters as markup styling (article). Stars *…* become bold, Dashes -…- become strikethrough, and Underscores _…_ become ...
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How to add more space between the text and its underline in Google Doc?

Underline is being added to Links automatically when I work on Google documents. However, it makes texts not easy to read. Is there any way that lets me pull it down a bit?
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Hi, How do I decrease the indent or spacing after a number bullet in google docs

I have a table in google docs, I also have a bullet numbering for each row, I would like for the white space after the number to decrease, how do I go about doing that.
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Why are all my Google Docs automatically zoomed out and the doc is far away from the controls? Zooming in does not fix, it makes controls disappear

There is too much grey space between the doc and the left-hand controls. Zooming into the doc does not fix this. This issue is across all my documents, and somehow has been set as a default on my ...
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Sentences are breaking into words in google docs after copy paste

I have copied a bunch of sentences from a document but after pasting it into google docs it breaks into words , like the image below . How can I format it
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Removing shared files on Google Drive

I am trying to clear out google files that I do not need. They are documents my children needed for school during the COVID shutdown. I was able to remove several of them however there are some that I ...
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Completely remove pages from Google Doc?

I am writing a long Google Doc, which will never be printed, and therefore have absolutely no use for the ancient concept of 'pages'. I therefore want to remove this distracting overhead from the doc, ...
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google drawing line intersection connector jumps

Is there any existing google drawing workthrough or planned feature that resolves line intersection conflicts between connectors with line jumps?
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HELP Sneaky Notifications in Google Drive (Sheets or Docs) document - not made/changed by me

So, is there a way to be notified when you make a change? Can you please enlighten me and help? Thank you Because people share password, it is possible for someone with your password to make changes ...
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Arial font sometimes not rendering correctly in Google Docs (same account, same browser, same font, two documents)

I've created two Google Docs documents in Google Workspace (Google Drive) and pasted the same text. I selected all the text and removed all of the formatting. According to Google Docs, both are Arial ...
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How to convert all list styles in a Google Docs document?

I have a document with multiple numbered ordered lists throughout [1, 2, 3...] But I need to change the list styles to a different type of list -- for example [A, B, C...]. A visual example of what I ...
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Formatting issue converting a Google Doc to a PDF

I am trying to convert a large document from a Google Doc to a PDF and every time I do, the formatting of several pages is off (title placed on previous page instead of at the top) I have already ...
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Copy text from Google doc without formatting

I have created a Google doc, with detailed bold, underlying, highlighting, and other format features, but when I copy the text from doc into local, all formatting gets disappeared. Is there a way ...
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Google docs, how to show an H1 heading always at the top of a new page?

Trying to find a way how to show an H1 heading always at the top of a new page, not sure if this is possible. I have multiple H1 headings and they can be pushed downwards rather that they will stick ...
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Showing Inline Section Headers in Document Outline

I am attempting to follow the APA style guideline for section headers. Under their guidelines, there are 5 different styles of section headers. The first three levels are on their own line, but the ...
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Are cross-referenced URIs in google drive documents preserved after Google Takeout?

Background Google has a service that allows you to export/backup/migrate your google drive documents and contents to another system. Its called takeout.google.com This service allows for the user to ...
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Mark checkbox "completed" in Google Docs checklist using keyboard

I see that the checkboxes in Google Docs' checklists can be marked completed by clicking with a mouse. Is there a way for me to mark them completed using only the keyboard?
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Google doc access to anyone but keeping mastercopy as it is

I have one google document - which i like to keep as a master copy/template. I want to allow users without any kind of email/account to access this master copy - edit something and save it to doc file ...
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Shortcut to clear formatting using a Mac Spanish keyboard?

I can't find the way to type the ⌘+\ combination a Mac's Spanish keyboard, because the \ is obtained using the option key, and ⌘+option+\ does not work either. Is there an alternative shortcut or ...
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Can I put a clickable link to a header on Google Docs?

I want a clickable link to an external document to appear at the top of all of the pages in a document. However, when I put a link in the header, it isn't clickable while editing the document unless I ...
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How to create a google sheet file that inputs a phrase in a certain range when another phrase is entered in a different range

I'm trying to create a google document with a classified theme (And no, it's not actually classified) And I want it set to where if you put certain text in a table or cell, it gives you a link to the ...
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Is there a way to embed a specific cell from a Google Sheets to Google Docs?

I want to fill in a sentence with blank spaces on Google Docs from information that I can provide from Google Sheets. Is this possible? "For my student number X = [student_number], the required ...
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Can't write "?" in Google Docs due to keyboard shortcut conflict

I am using a MacBook where the question mark "?" is under the option+w keyboard shortcut. But while in google docs when I press option+w google docs opens the help menu and does not write ...
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How to get error text from Google Spreadsheets?

Is there any way to get an error text from the formula in Google Spreadsheets? For ex., I see the following error - Ошибка В диапазоне функции VLOOKUP значение "zzz" не найдено. (the value '...
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How can I request "commenter access" to be able to make "suggest edit" in a Google Doc that was shared with me? I don't want full edit access

A Google Doc that was shared with me. I see: How can I request "commenter access" to be able to make "suggest edit" in a Google Doc that was shared with me? In other word, I want ...
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Pasting tabs into Google Docs

Google Docs is not accepting pasted Tabs as actual tab characters (ASCII character #9). It turns them into a number of spaces. Usually four, but not always. I'm on MacOS 11.5.1, with Firefox 90.0.2. ...
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How can I make normal text part of the document outline on Google Docs?

I would like to make bolded normal text part of the document outline on Google Docs. I have seen Google Docs perform this function automatically, but I can't seem to find any way to do it manually. Is ...
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Google Docs paste, using formatting of destination document

I want to copy/paste a bunch of content from one Google Doc to another. The two documents have different formatting (particularly fonts for Headings). If I do a regular paste (ctrl-v), the headings ...
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Is there a shortcut like doc.new but defaulting to a shared Google Drive instead of My Drive?

I love the handiness of doc.new and sheet.new, but they default to creating documents in My Drive, which I then need to remember to move afterwards. Is there some URL I can bookmark that will create ...
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How do I remove the phone character auto-formatted into numbers? (Google docs is interpreting numbers as phone numbers when they are not

I am trying to enter registration numbers into Google Docs. When I enter a number, a phone character is automatically added and formatting added to the numbers. I would like to just see plain text. I ...
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How to view full image (preview) in a Google Doc? (e.g., hover over)

How can I view the full image of an image in a Google Doc? (e.g., hover over image to get a popup with the whole full-sized image)
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How do you insert a background image on Google Docs?

How do you insert a background image on Google Docs? It seems that this feature wasn't supported before?
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Search for Google Docs and pdfs of a certain length

I'm aware you can use the formats below to search using Google for public Google Docs and pdfs respectively. site:docs.google.com/document/d [keyword] filetype:pdf [keyword] Is there a way to filter ...

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